60 episodes

A podcast that aims to open minds by examining aging, caregiving, and the intersection of healthcare as an opportunity to reshape how we partner in care. Thought leaders Cooper Linton and Nicole Clagett are reimagining aging and eldercare one idea at a time.

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A podcast that aims to open minds by examining aging, caregiving, and the intersection of healthcare as an opportunity to reshape how we partner in care. Thought leaders Cooper Linton and Nicole Clagett are reimagining aging and eldercare one idea at a time.

    What if aging Americans in rural areas had better access to care?

    What if aging Americans in rural areas had better access to care?

    Access to care is a complex issue for aging Americans in rural areas. Cooper and Nicole welcome Dr. Robyn Stone, Senior Vice President of  Research at LeadingAge and co-director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center at UMass Boston. Together they discuss why this has been such a challenging problem to solve. You can learn more about Dr. Stone's work here: https://www.ltsscenter.org/promoting-quality-of-life-among-rural-older-adults/

    • 19 min
    What if we questioned the role of race in care access and outcomes?

    What if we questioned the role of race in care access and outcomes?

    Ambrish Pandey, M.D., an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, once again joins Cooper and Nicole. This time they discuss the role of race in care access and a study that challenges common misconceptions.

    • 17 min
    What if we viewed the health care system with a spirit of curiosity?

    What if we viewed the health care system with a spirit of curiosity?

    Nicole and Cooper are joined by Ambrish Pandey, M.D., an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Together they explore his research into how care in a home setting factors into home care economics and overall outcomes. 

    • 18 min
    What if we could fix the failures of our elder care system?

    What if we could fix the failures of our elder care system?

    Nicole and Cooper discuss the inherent challenges of the elder care system with Stephanie Erickson. Stephanie is a clinical social worker, family caregiving expert, and author of the book 'Plan of Aging Well: Building a Team to Provide Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support as We Age'.

    • 12 min
    What if we maximized the potential of our boards of directors?

    What if we maximized the potential of our boards of directors?

    Cooper and Nicole are joined by Bill Musick, Founder of Integrity 3D and renowned public speaker, for a discussion the relationship between health care CEOs and their board of directors.

    • 14 min
    What if we utilized the arts and creativity for dementia care?

    What if we utilized the arts and creativity for dementia care?

    Nicole and Cooper welcome Anne Basting, Gerontologist and Professor of Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts, for a discussion on dementia and elder care. We focus on the power of using theatre, storytelling and other arts when it comes to senior care.

    • 15 min

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